Ravings and Rantings

Welcome to my cloud! It's got a nice silver lining somewhere.....Some ranting, some raving--mostly positive stuff,lots of jokes (I can't stay serious). Nothing going on here that a pina colada or mohito can't fix.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Crystal Blue Persuasion

Know I've used this title before but love that song. Hope your day was good world? We had incredible rain, thunder and greyness, and it is beautiful here now. Breezy, cool, just perfect (like the song goes).

Boy Wonder is home, I'm in hiding. Mom is fine. The Other One's operation is next week, not today. Was on pins and needles all day for no reason. A friend at work (whose father died from cancer and whose ten year old daughter has it) explained that when you have the big C, or when those close to you do, you have to be mad at someone or something. It can't be your spouse, doctor or support network, so you take it out on someone. In her case, she didn't speak to her office mates for quite some time. Just being mad at something/someone. To her, it made sense that TOO is acting like she is toward me.

Harumph. Well that felt better. Sorta. Thank God for that lady.

Got tons and tons of work done, and it's all good. Only four interviews left to do. Many more to write up. M is out of town starting Sunday till Wednesday, P is already gone. Not.happy.about.this. But hey. Life goes on.

Saw Dr. Doolittle and now feel guilty that I called him that (he is cute). He is acting on everything I asked him to do (well, on behalf of all the other doctors I go to, sigh), so more tests, X rays, you name it. Am getting sent to nutritionists (diabetes), dermatologists (worried given family history of melanoma but no way I'm getting off this earth that easy/fast), X ray of shoulder yadda yadda yadda. Used to wonder about my paternal grandmother going constantly to doctors, now look at what I"m stuck with. This sucks. Folks, this is what happens when you eat Doritos/popcorn for dinner.

Enough of that.

Dar's session last night went excellently of course *grinning and beaming*, had 40 people show up!!!! Knew it knew it knew it!!!!! YAY!!!! Bet they all sign up too. I am so proud of that lady. This trip is next August, not this one. Will do my best to be there. Hopefully not waddling (I exaggerate, am not that bad).

Was going to write a rip-roaring post about passive-aggressive drivers, but mellowed out the minute I got in the door. Got stuck behind someone (license plate AMSJ 670) who decided that driving 60 in an 80 zone was just fine. The 9 cars he/she held up behind were not too happy about it. In the U.S. that would have netted the driver a ticket for impeding traffic. This was a commercial vehicle, and I'll make a point of never patronizing that business. This was a two lane road. We had no safe opportunity to avoid this van.

Guess it did not occur to these folks that they could be holding up a mother with a sick child, someone with diarrhea, someone hurrying home to a parent having a heart attack (like I had to do once), a security officer answering a home alarm, etc. This is called passive aggressive driving and it the same thing as aggressive driving (speeding). In fact, it's worse because it provokes others into reacting poorly (i.e. it's dishonest). It is based on assumptions. People don't necessarily want/need to speed. Certainly that wasn't the case today.

If you ever notice more than three cars behind you, pull over or give lots of room to let cars pass you, then pull back onto the road. That way no one gets frustrated and you can continue driving at whatever speed you prefer. If someone blinks their headlights/flashes bright lights at you, they are asking you to do this. If they are very close to your back bumper, they are asking you to do this (albeit rudely).

Oops I just ranted. Sorry.

Have a lovely evening, world. Sorry for the rant,



  • At 6/01/2006 08:31:00 PM, Blogger DrinkJack said…

    Man, I remember when people actually pulled off to the side of the road to allow others to pass. That level of humanity is lost, at least in the US.

  • At 6/01/2006 08:40:00 PM, Blogger Bridget Jones said…

    Jack it's worse in Canada. The level of smug sanctimony is unbelievable...

  • At 6/01/2006 08:42:00 PM, Blogger tshsmom said…

    Seeing the nutritionist is the BEST thing you can do for diabetes!! My Dad has had it for 10 years. He religiously follows his diet and balances everything. The times you eat are just as important as what you eat!!

    You don't EVER want to drive behind Scrunch! 40mph(in a 50mph) zone, ALL the way to town!!

  • At 6/01/2006 09:13:00 PM, Blogger Bridget Jones said…

    Thanks for the advice, Tshsmom. Had no idea that time matters.

    And thanks for the advice re Scrunch's driving, lol. Jer does the exact same thing. Love the guy dearly but oh man...the driving....

  • At 6/01/2006 09:44:00 PM, Blogger Kris said…

    Bridg, you can rant anytime you see fit. We all deserve carte blanche now and then, don't we?!?!?!?

  • At 6/01/2006 09:47:00 PM, Blogger Bridget Jones said…

    Thank you Kris! You da bestest! ((((Hugs)))))

  • At 6/01/2006 11:08:00 PM, Blogger Chris said…

    If you drive a real old car then you can just smach in to them if the get in the way.

  • At 6/01/2006 11:17:00 PM, Blogger Chris said…

    "smach" is like "smash" but with a very clever new spelling.

  • At 6/02/2006 11:37:00 AM, Blogger Wandering Coyote said…

    For some reason, I hadn't clued in that you're diabetic until this post. Type 2, I assume? A nutritionist is a great idea, like tshsmom said, and I hope you get some good advice from him/her.

    I would have honked at that van! Seriously!

  • At 6/02/2006 05:03:00 PM, Blogger saby said…

    u rant too much on too many tings
    how the hell a guy can comment to dis

    most guys have one rant in one post
    it makes life simpler for the commenters

    is canada cold now?
    its bloody hott and humid here

  • At 6/02/2006 07:45:00 PM, Blogger Bridget Jones said…

    Chris I LOVE the way you think!!!

    Used to work with a guy who swore that one day he'd buy an old station wagon, rope tires around the outside and do just that. Tempting idea. Like the spelling too.

    Saby, you crabby old guy ((hugs)). It is hot one day here, then cool the next.

  • At 6/02/2006 07:49:00 PM, Blogger Bridget Jones said…

    WC, if type 2 means adult onset with no needles, that's me as of about two weeks ago. Am still steamed about it. Apparently has nothing to do with what I eat but how (pattern of starving then eating) and is in my genes anyway. Grrrrr.

    Maternal aunt has this diabetest thing, got it late in life (in her 70s). She's five feet ten inches high and has never weighed more than 130 lbs in her life (very thin). I.am.mad about this. OK am not thin (but was most of my life).

    Thought about honking, but was way too far back (6 cars) and probably would only have gratified the slowpoke's need for control anyway. Still remember that license number tho....


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